Wildflowering L.A. – Open Call for Sites!
Wildflowering L.A. is a native wildflower seed planting initiative throughout LA County beginning in October 2013 by artist Fritz Haeg.
Wildflowering L.A. brings a wild and beautiful seasonal native landscape to open plots of land. 50 sites are selected from an open call based on visibility and distribution across the county. At 2 workshops in partnership with The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants, soil prep, seeding, and wildflower tending are demonstrated. One of four custom wildflower seed mixes is prescribed for the selected site – Coastal, Flatlands, Hillside, and Roadside- inspired by Reyner Banham’s “Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies”. Each of the selected sites is identified with a carved wood sign. The project culminates with an exhibition in spring 2014.
If you are interested in participating:
– You should have ownership (or permission from the owner) of an open plot of land that is sunny and completely visible from the street.
– Seeds are provided for areas from 500-2000 sq. ft.
– A 4×5 wood sign is installed on each site after the seeds are planted by the owners in November
– Each site will be on a published map and photographed before/after for the exhibition.
– Please email a photo of the site taken from the street or public viewing spot, square footage, and the complete address for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Workshop Dates:
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Rancho Cienega Recreation Center
5001 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Visit wildflowering.org for more information